That Steve Wilson/Mikael Akerfedlt Collaboration Barely Features Drums, No Distorted Guitars
We're pretty excited about this long-awaited collaboration between The Porcupine Tree's Steve Wilson and Opeth's Mikael Akerfedlt called Storm Corrosion. When we interviewed Wilson a few months ago, he said it would be a natural evolution from his recent solo outing, and Opeth's last release, Heritage. The collaboration would act as the final piece in the trilogy. He further clarified about how not-metal this album would be in a recent chat, stating:
"It's very hard to describe this music as it is so different from most things around right now (at least as far as I know)," Wilson explained. "I said it was the 'opposite of metal' because I think a lot of people might have assumed from the two people involved that this would be some kind of progressive/metal thing, but in fact it's quite a minimal album with a lot of space and beauty, orchestral and organic, hardly any drums and no distorted guitars — 'twisted beautiful' is the best way I can describe it."
I can't say this is surprising news. I am definitely interested in this output, because I am sure it will be interesting, but not having any distorted guitars does not peak my interest. We'll have to wait and see when the music comes out if they are able to pull it off.